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Looking for a date night out, or to take the kids to the cinema? With two permanent cinemas and in Canary Wharf alongside the estate’s pop-up summer screens, there is something for everyone!
Here’s a guide to the Cinema’s in Canary Wharf
The best for — Couples
Everyman cinema in Canary Wharf is a premium cinema experience with modern and comfortable seating alongside an Everyman bar serving drinks and food — including alcoholic beverages. Everyman cinemas are known for their boutique feel, with luxury reclining seats as well as sofas!
Everyman also serve proper meals — brought before the film starts, to not disturb other guests. The sofa, cocktail, and slap-up menu combo really adds something to the cinema experience, and makes a perfect date night!
The Everyman Cinema Canary Wharf is located in Crossrail Place — the new Crossrail Station. From July 2022, you’ll be able to get the train directly to the entrance, but until then, it’s around a 5-minute walk from Canary Wharf’s Jubilee line station, or two minutes from West India Quay DLR.
The best for — A half-term treat for the kids
The Cineworld cinema in Canary Wharf is Canary Wharf’s largest cinema. This giant building is situated in West India Quay at the northern tip of Canary Wharf. This Cineworld has 10 screens, showing every type of release imaginable, from Hollywood blockbusters to foreign language movies.
While Canary Wharf’s Cineworld caters to film-buffs — offering specialist HFR 3D screening alongside normal 2D — it’s also arguably the best cinema in Canary Wharf for families.
The best for — Soaking up the sunshine on those long summer evenings
What could be better than watching a film in the summer months, outside under the stars? Every year, Canary Wharf hosts an outdoor cinema experience in Canada Square Park. Held throughout the summer months — normally starting in June and ending towards the end of September — each month there is a different theme.
Differing from the two-permanent Cinema’s, the outdoor cinema is obviously weather dependent and can be a bit hit-and-miss with the UK’s weather. However, you don’t have to take a gamble on the sunshine. Unlike many outdoor cinema’s held across London, Canary Wharf’s Summer Screens are completely free, and don’t require tickets, simply turn up when the sun shines! (See more great free things in Canary Wharf here!)
Furthermore, the Summer Screen’s don’t just host films. The giant screens have previously shown a variety of major sporting events, from Wimbledon to the World Cup — there’s even a pop-up bar.
Keep an eye on the Canary Wharf Groups’ WhatsOn page for 2022’s opening times.